Gentian consists of the dried rhizome and roots of Gentiana lutea, (Fam. Genti-anacecc), a perennial herb of Central Europe. Properties of powdered Gentian:

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Incompatibilities: To Fluidextractum Gentianae add

Sol. Sb. et K. Tartras ........................ Plumbi Subacetas .................................... Ferri Chloridum .......................................

Gentian is used as a bitters for promoting appetite and hunger.

The official preparations are: the Extract, the Fluidextract and the Compound Tincture.